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Ay Luna / Guillemette Laurens, Unda Maris


Release Date: 04/05/2005 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 64   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Alonso de MudarraDiego OrtizLuis de NarváezFrancisco Correa de Arauxo,   ... 
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Thirteen of the 28 tracks on this broad survey of El Siglo de Oro feature the voice of Guillemette Laurens, familiar from other early-music ensembles, typically alternating with the instrumental works. She is accompanied on organ, harp, vihuela, and percussion, the organ an instrument at Lorris-en-Gâtinais dating to 1501, rebuilt a century later, and restored in 1974. The disc takes its title from an anonymous song that comes, like the rest of the program, from 16th-century Spain. The cover art is El Greco’s only portrait of a woman, currently located in Glasgow.

There is something haunting about the performances. Encina’s Triste España, a lament on the premature death of Don Juan in 1497, fades away to
Read more near-silence at the end. Other song forms are the romance, the villancico, and the canción. The total effect of the disc lies in the programming and the performances, both of which are endearing. There are several notes on the music, the organ, and the painting. This sort of disc fills no place in a repertoire-driven collection but becomes something to be treasured for itself.

J. F. Weber, FANFARE
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Works on This Recording

1. Tres libros de musica en cifras: Fantasia que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Ludovico by Alonso de Mudarra
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1546; Seville, Spain 
2. Tres libros de musica en cifras: Isabel, perdiste la tu faxa by Alonso de Mudarra
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
3. Tres libros de musica en cifras: Pavana by Alonso de Mudarra
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1546; Spain 
4. La Gamba by Diego Ortiz
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
5. La bella maridada by Luis de Narváez
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1538; Spain 
6. Paseavase el rey Moro by Luis de Narváez
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1538; Spain 
7. Libro de tientos y discursos...: Tiento de sexto tono, sobre la batalla de Morales by Francisco Correa de Arauxo
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1626; Spain 
8. Triste Espana sin ventura! by Juan del Encina
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Written: 1497 
9. Para quien crié yo cabellos by Antonio De Cabezón
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
10. Tres libros de musica en cifras: Si me llaman a mi by Alonso de Mudarra
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
11. Trattado de glosas: Recercadas (9) on tenors - no 1 on the Passamezzo antiguo by Diego Ortiz
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1553; Italy 
12. Ay luna que reluzes by Anonymous
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
13. Pavane with glosa by Antonio De Cabezón
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
14. Tiento del quarto tono by Antonio De Cabezón
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
15. Arde coraçon arde by Luis de Narváez
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
16. Con que la lavare? by Luis de Narváez
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1538; Spain 
17. Tres libros de musica en cifras: Claros y frescos rios by Alonso de Mudarra
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1546; Spain 
18. Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro: Pavana no 1 in A minor by Luis de Milan
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1536; Spain 
19. Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro: Pavana no 4 in D major by Luis de Milan
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Unda Maris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1536 

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